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Justinian II, Gold, Solidus, Syracuse, 710/711

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Globus cruciger in right hand. Linear border.

]-NI//II

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

YICTORI-VY

Symbol

Θ in left field and N in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Globus cruciger in right hand. Linear border.

]-NI//II

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

YICTORI-VY

Symbol

Θ in left field and N in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1970.30
Ruler Justinian II
Date of Reign 685–695, 705–711
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Syracuse
Date 710/711
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 4.1 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Grierson assigned this solidus to a new class, class (g). Cf. DOC 2.2:594, no. (46).

As with BZC.1969.56, this coin is dated by the indiction (Η). The Ν in the right field may be an abbreviation for indiction. 

MIB 3:274, no. 23 (citing only a coin in Birmingham).

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin's Selection, 5 August 1970